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by JGPH1A
Sat Sep 13, 2003 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Verde Refueling Stop
Replies: 5
Views: 3752

RE: Cape Verde Refueling Stop

SAA from this winter will operate SA209 WeFrSu <acronym title="Johannesburg - International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">JNB</acronym>-<acronym title="Cape Town - International (D.F. Malan) (CPT / FACT), South Africa">CPT</acronym>-SID-<acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield In...

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by JGPH1A
Fri Sep 12, 2003 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do You Love Lufthansa?
Replies: 65
Views: 9691

RE: Why Do You Love Lufthansa?

Like and appreciate rather than love - good efficient on time service on clean new well equiped aircraft (although STILL NO PTV on Long-haul - come <acronym title="Air Nauru">ON</acronym> guys ! Get with the 21st century) - ground and cabin staff polite, attentive and generally helpful. As customers...

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by JGPH1A
Fri Sep 12, 2003 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spruce Goose The Biggest Plane Ever Built?
Replies: 25
Views: 18608

RE: Spruce Goose The Biggest Plane Ever Built?

Was the Spruce Goose ever going to be a passenger aircraft ? If so, how many pax, what sort of accomodations. Bearing in mind that in those days the flying boats were pretty luxurious anyway, I imagine that the Spruce Goose would have been spectacular !

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by JGPH1A
Fri Sep 12, 2003 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEC. 17, 2003! Where Will You Be At 1035AM?
Replies: 31
Views: 5631

RE: DEC. 17, 2003! Where Will You Be At 1035AM?

Airborne ! I hadn't thought about The Date, but I will between Zurich and Boston on AA6212*LX52 (Airbus A330-200), probably about halfway - nice and symbolic, halfway across the Atlantic on board a stellar European aircraft operated by a practically bankrupt European carrier on behalf of a slightly ...

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by JGPH1A
Fri Sep 12, 2003 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In-flight Digital Maps Of Aircraft Position
Replies: 34
Views: 6682

RE: In-flight Digital Maps Of Aircraft Position

I flew once <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>-<acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>-<acronym title="Johannesburg...

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by JGPH1A
Fri Sep 12, 2003 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relive The Terror!
Replies: 40
Views: 4790

RE: Relive The Terror!

Chokes me up just reading the original posts - I was working at <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> at the time in London, the whole place ground to a halt while we watched live on BBC - it was horrific. My sister in law was supposed to be travelling <acronym title="Boston - General Edward...

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by JGPH1A
Fri Sep 12, 2003 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Shortest Flight You've Been On?
Replies: 80
Views: 12234

RE: What's The Shortest Flight You've Been On?

Airlines of Carriacou (ops for LIAT) - UNI-CRU- 5 minutes (9miles). Its an international flight too, takes longer to check-in and find the passport guy to stamp you out than to fly the sector !

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by JGPH1A
Fri Sep 12, 2003 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320
Replies: 19
Views: 7136

RE: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320

Silly really, but what with the Lord of the Rings tie-in/special c-s - how about Hobbit names ? Call the first one "Frodo".

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by JGPH1A
Fri Sep 12, 2003 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier To Start PBI Service In February...
Replies: 7
Views: 5079

RE: Frontier To Start PBI Service In February...

Yes, but when are they restarting BOS ? or better, MHT ?

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by JGPH1A
Fri Sep 12, 2003 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Judge Allows Lawsuits Vs. Boeing, AA, UA, Et
Replies: 98
Views: 4992

RE: US Judge Allows Lawsuits Vs. Boeing, AA, UA, Et

Well now, be fair to Greg - in all seriousness, everyone is entitled to the due process of law, no matter how heinous the crime of which they are accused - Innocent Until Proven Guilty. And due process includes a legal defence.

That's criminal law - I still don't agree with the lawsuit, however.

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by JGPH1A
Fri Sep 12, 2003 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In-flight Digital Maps Of Aircraft Position
Replies: 34
Views: 6682

RE: In-flight Digital Maps Of Aircraft Position

BA definitely have it, so do <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym>, <acronym title="Alitalia (Italy)">AZ</acronym>, <acronym title="Lauda Air (Austria)">NG</acronym>, <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym>, <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym>, <acronym title="Royal...

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by JGPH1A
Fri Sep 12, 2003 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To All Those Who Doubt If The 7E7 Is Going Forward
Replies: 39
Views: 6711

RE: To All Those Who Doubt If The 7E7 Is Going Forward

The whale-tail looks nice for Delta, but it will look pretty wierd with a more geometric tail design eg. <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> or SAA. Besides, I'm wondering if Joe Passenger will go for it - it does looks like its been left in the sun too long and warped. And what's with the slig...

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by JGPH1A
Fri Sep 12, 2003 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Sked Commercial Flight
Replies: 51
Views: 7531

RE: Longest Sked Commercial Flight

A stop is nice, but not in SID - its a windswept rock with a portakabin airport. I've done the <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Johannesburg - International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">JNB</acr...

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by JGPH1A
Fri Sep 12, 2003 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To All Those Who Doubt If The 7E7 Is Going Forward
Replies: 39
Views: 6711

RE: To All Those Who Doubt If The 7E7 Is Going Forward

Do they have customers for it yet ? AB waited till they had letters of intent for 100 aircraft before giving the go ahead for the A380, didn't they ? Or is this the go ahead to go and try and find customers ?

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by JGPH1A
Fri Sep 12, 2003 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320
Replies: 19
Views: 7136

RE: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320

Are Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> going to name their A320's ? I think the Maori names sound wonderful - I flew a 767-200ER <acronym title="Nadi - International (NAN / NFFN), Fiji">NAN</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA ...

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by JGPH1A
Fri Sep 12, 2003 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Sked Commercial Flight
Replies: 51
Views: 7531

RE: Longest Sked Commercial Flight

EXT-PLH is about 5415nm. It is served daily by a Shorts 360, with extremely high yields

It must be much nicer now they've installed sleeper seats and the swim-up bar.

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by JGPH1A
Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To All Those Who Doubt If The 7E7 Is Going Forward
Replies: 39
Views: 6711

RE: To All Those Who Doubt If The 7E7 Is Going Forward

That's nice - but just not that sharksfin tail - makes it look like its got a surfboard strapped to the roofrack.

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by JGPH1A
Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Legal Drinking Age Inflight
Replies: 38
Views: 8217

RE: Legal Drinking Age Inflight

Airlines from many Islamic countries are completely alcohol-free - Saudia defintiely is, I'm not sure which others (probably Iran Air).

Might be worth some of the UK charter airlines giving it a try, to stop all the soccer-kitted spamheads from fighting and vomiting over each other.

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by JGPH1A
Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF To Be Privatized By Year-end
Replies: 17
Views: 4755

RE: AF To Be Privatized By Year-end

Was that one of JY's 146's ? Before they became Flybe ?

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by JGPH1A
Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sleeping Berths For 747 & 777 Above Cabin?
Replies: 14
Views: 15608

RE: Sleeping Berths For 747 & 777 Above Cabin?

Some carriers have crew rest on 744 in the ceiling above the rear cabin, with access by a very narrow staircase that looks like coat storage, on the sidewall of the cabin.

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by JGPH1A
Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF To Be Privatized By Year-end
Replies: 17
Views: 4755

RE: AF To Be Privatized By Year-end

Who don't fly to <acronym title="Chambery / Aix-les-Bains - Voglans (CMF / LFLB), France">CMF</acronym> - Ryanair or <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> - I don't think <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> ever did, did they ? Nobody does now, according to Amadeus anyway. And sorry, but it ...

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by JGPH1A
Thu Sep 11, 2003 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thameslink To Gatwick & Luton
Replies: 8
Views: 2986

RE: Thameslink To Gatwick & Luton

I've taken some or other train from Luton to London, can't remember which of the bloodsucking plutocrat train companies operated it - its not too bad though, if you get the one with only a few stops. Don't get off at Kings X though, go on to Farringdon - you just have to cross platforms to get on th...

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by JGPH1A
Thu Sep 11, 2003 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Messed Up European Immigrations
Replies: 62
Views: 6361

RE: Messed Up European Immigrations

I am a UK citizen too, but carry a French carte de sejour <acronym title="Normandie Aviation (France)">ID</acronym> because I live in France. I say "carry" - it lives in my wallet. Nobody in the 2 years I've lived here has ever asked to see it (except when I get parcels at the post office). I have n...

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by JGPH1A
Thu Sep 11, 2003 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF To Be Privatized By Year-end
Replies: 17
Views: 4755

RE: AF To Be Privatized By Year-end

DoorsToManual - yeah well there's remote, and there's the middle of bloody nowhere. 20 miles beyond that, is where FR flies to  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by JGPH1A
Thu Sep 11, 2003 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates To Cape Town
Replies: 19
Views: 3969

RE: Emirates To Cape Town

No reason why not - <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> already operate <acronym title="Kuala Lumpur - International (Sepang) (KUL / WMKK), Malaysia">KUL</acronym>-<acronym title="Johannesburg - International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">JNB</acronym>-<acronym title="Cape Town...

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by JGPH1A
Thu Sep 11, 2003 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Alliance With WN
Replies: 31
Views: 3126

RE: Possible Alliance With WN

LCC's are the very antithesis of alliance-forming airlines 1. LCC's (except <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> I think) don't interline - period. No interline luggage, no ticketing agreements, often no through check-in - in the case of European LCC's, they won't even through chec...

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by JGPH1A
Thu Sep 11, 2003 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF To Be Privatized By Year-end
Replies: 17
Views: 4755

RE: AF To Be Privatized By Year-end

Oh blimey - strikes galore then ! Les syndics are going to go mental.

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by JGPH1A
Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines You'd Like To See At Your Home Airport?
Replies: 109
Views: 14853

RE: Airlines You'd Like To See At Your Home Airport?

For Nice: Service to another US gateway - <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>/<acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>/<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD /...

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by JGPH1A
Thu Sep 11, 2003 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Stowaway Tells His Story
Replies: 7
Views: 2459

RE: The Stowaway Tells His Story

When I worked developing Cargo Res systems, we used a fake Commodity code CPX - CHEAP PASSENGER for test purposes. Who knew it would come true !

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by JGPH1A
Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747-400 Returning To PHX
Replies: 18
Views: 7235

RE: BA 747-400 Returning To PHX

Skeds say BA289 will ops daily w/ 772 till 27MAR04, then 744 every day except Wednesdays till 30OCT04.

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by JGPH1A
Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Bosna Ceases To Exist
Replies: 21
Views: 4256

RE: Air Bosna Ceases To Exist

Have they entirely ceased to exist yet - they have no flights open for sale in Amadeus (they are System User hosted in 1A), but their access links and offices still exist.

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by JGPH1A
Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: They Want To Rename Hartsfield (ATL)!
Replies: 34
Views: 3858

RE: They Want To Rename Hartsfield (ATL)!

If Maynard Jackson's family turn down the International Terminal, how about they name it after someone REALLY controversial Robert E. Lee International Terminal It has a ring, don't you think ?  <img src="/discussions/graphics/devil.gif" ALT="Acting devilish"><br><br>[Edited 2003-09-10 17:30:18]

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by JGPH1A
Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines 747 On NRT-MNL-NRT
Replies: 11
Views: 4328

RE: Japan Airlines 747 On NRT-MNL-NRT

Swissgabe - the seatmap provided is the one direct from JALCOM, so if its not that aircraft, they are going to have to do a swift reaccomodation prior to departure. This one's pretty reliable I think.

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by JGPH1A
Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: They Want To Rename Hartsfield (ATL)!
Replies: 34
Views: 3858

RE: They Want To Rename Hartsfield (ATL)!

It shouldn't really be up to the family anyway - to 'insist' that something be named after your deceased relative, however wonderful a human being they may have been, is pretty tacky. The naming of anything after anybody should be a spontaneous gesture of appreciation and respect by uninvolved parti...

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by JGPH1A
Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Civic Planes As Military Targets
Replies: 14
Views: 2062

RE: Civic Planes As Military Targets

Was it as late as that ? I'm fairly sure it was before 1980 - I could be wrong though. I just recall reading that it was an Itavia DC-9 and it got shot down, but there was a big cover up.

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by JGPH1A
Wed Sep 10, 2003 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: They Want To Rename Hartsfield (ATL)!
Replies: 34
Views: 3858

RE: They Want To Rename Hartsfield (ATL)!

I guess unless there is or was something actually wrong with the Mayor Hartsfield the airport is currently named after (eg. if he was the Grand Dragon of the KKK or something), then they should leave it alone. If Mr. Hartsfield did a good enough job in his time to warrant getting the airport named a...

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by JGPH1A
Wed Sep 10, 2003 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Civic Planes As Military Targets
Replies: 14
Views: 2062

RE: Civic Planes As Military Targets

There was an Itavia DC-9 shot down over the Tyrhennian Sea in the late 60's by Italian fighters, or so its claimed - I don't know if the truth ever came out on that one though.

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by JGPH1A
Wed Sep 10, 2003 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If An Airline Was A Woman
Replies: 20
Views: 4174

RE: If An Airline Was A Woman

<b>JETBLUE: Cheap,yet so very sheik!! (Think Wal-mart with a touch of Saks 5th Ave.)</b> Is <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> owned by Arabs now ? The word you are looking for I think is "chic" If you're going to mock the French, at least spell their words right  <img src="/di...

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by JGPH1A
Wed Sep 10, 2003 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines 747 On NRT-MNL-NRT
Replies: 11
Views: 4328

RE: Japan Airlines 747 On NRT-MNL-NRT

JAL's seatmap for JL742/29SEP as 5 Rows downstairs and 4 upstairs, implying its a 747 classic. ** <acronym title="Japan Airlines">JL</acronym> - JAPAN AIRLINES ** -JL0742C29SEP MNLNRT 747 ZONE <acronym title="Sabena (Belgium)">SN</acronym> <acronym title="Asheville - Regional (AVL / KAVL), USA - Nor...

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by JGPH1A
Wed Sep 10, 2003 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMS At Airports
Replies: 10
Views: 2122

RE: EMS At Airports

I think in France they just leave you outside for the dustmen (provided they aren't on strike).

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by JGPH1A
Wed Sep 10, 2003 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Birds On The Tails
Replies: 50
Views: 4374

RE: The Birds On The Tails

BOAC It wasn't a swift, or any real bird I don't think - it was called the Speedbird (hence the callsign) The red and blue boomerang they have nowadays is called the Speedmarque (stupid name - sounds like one of those dubious UK Government customer service standard things, like the Coachmarque - yuk).

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by JGPH1A
Wed Sep 10, 2003 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Judge Allows Lawsuits Vs. Boeing, AA, UA, Et
Replies: 98
Views: 4992

RE: US Judge Allows Lawsuits Vs. Boeing, AA, UA, Et

Like it or not, it's a litigous society. I'm only a cog on that wheel. Get over it.

Sounds a bit like " I was just following orders... "

Everyone has to live with their own conscience, I guess.

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by JGPH1A
Wed Sep 10, 2003 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cancels 4 US Flights Tomorrow
Replies: 7
Views: 3546

RE: Lufthansa Cancels 4 US Flights Tomorrow

BA is Europe's largest airline - by a fair bit, I think. I thought LH was second, then AF - but possibly AF = 2, LH=3.

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by JGPH1A
Wed Sep 10, 2003 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's Most Lucrative Route
Replies: 67
Views: 8594

RE: World's Most Lucrative Route

I wonder how <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Johannesburg - International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">JNB</acronym> vv does ? <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and <acronym title="South African Airways">SA</acronym...

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by JGPH1A
Wed Sep 10, 2003 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Judge Allows Lawsuits Vs. Boeing, AA, UA, Et
Replies: 98
Views: 4992

RE: US Judge Allows Lawsuits Vs. Boeing, AA, UA, Et

Contrails - don't say France ! We may some issues here, but we don't deserve this bunch...

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by JGPH1A
Wed Sep 10, 2003 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines To Assign Threat Levels To Passengers
Replies: 61
Views: 5963

RE: US Airlines To Assign Threat Levels To Passengers

Are you allowed to ask what colour code has been assigned to you ? So you then know not to even bother going to security if its got you as a Red. Surely you have the right to know, this is standard Data Protection protocol stuff - or don't they have that in America ?

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by JGPH1A
Wed Sep 10, 2003 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Judge Allows Lawsuits Vs. Boeing, AA, UA, Et
Replies: 98
Views: 4992

RE: US Judge Allows Lawsuits Vs. Boeing, AA, UA, Et

Greg, How can it be in anyone's interests to sue the owners of a building that got hit by a hijacked plane ? How can the owners of the building possibly have any responsiblity for that ? Clients are advised by lawyers as to who may bear responsibility and thus liability for damages they have suffere...

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by JGPH1A
Wed Sep 10, 2003 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Judge Allows Lawsuits Vs. Boeing, AA, UA, Et
Replies: 98
Views: 4992

RE: US Judge Allows Lawsuits Vs. Boeing, AA, UA, Et

How is it possible to sue the owners of the World Trade Center for a plane hitting it ? Er, its a 3 million foot high building, that can't exactly dodge out of the way. You might as well sue an airport if a plane crashes on the runway, for having put the runway in the way ! Not to be funny or anythi...

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by JGPH1A
Wed Sep 10, 2003 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Massive FR Seat Sale Today!
Replies: 11
Views: 2813

RE: Massive FR Seat Sale Today!

I have no argument about false advertising - there should be rules for everyone and everyone should stick to them. <acronym title="Ryanair (Ireland)">FR</acronym> might be profitable, good luck to them. Personally I dislike and distrust their product and am lucky enough not to have to fly on them. P...

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by JGPH1A
Wed Sep 10, 2003 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines To Assign Threat Levels To Passengers
Replies: 61
Views: 5963

RE: US Airlines To Assign Threat Levels To Passengers

As a non-US citizen, I'm assuming I won't show up in any of the FBI's databases, never having been arrested for anything - what will CAPPS 2 do if it can't find you - have you burnt at the stake ?



[Edited 2003-09-09 19:06:19]

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